Plate tectonics : crustal recycling in the deep mantle would have started 3.3 billion years ago
Published on July 18, 2019
Ile des Bermudes An international team of scientists, led by geochemists from the Institute of Earth Sciences at the Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA), presented evidence of an early and unexpected start of crustal recycling in the deep mantle.
Global recycling of oceanic crust from the surface of Earth down to the deep mantle and then back to the surface is one of the major features of the plate tectonic regime, which makes our planet unique in the Solar system. Just when this process (...)